Mainland, The Wrecks and The Technicolors hit New York City’s Mercury Lounge as part of the Robot Army Tour

For the past month, The Wrecks have been touring the United States on their Robot Army Tour, bringing along bands Vesperteen, Mainland, and The Technicolors. I had a chance to see the tour in New York City, with Mainland and The Technicolors, two of my personal favorite bands, as openers.

The night started with The Technicolors, an indie-rock band from Arizona (my birthplace). The band opened with their song Neon Roses, my favorite song from their new album, Metaphysical (which you should totally check out if you haven’t already). The Technicolors truly rocked the night with their upbeat music and intricate guitar riffs, including a cover of The Troggs’s “Wild Thing”. The band closed their set with their song “Tonight You Are Mine,” while guitarist Sean Silverman walked effortlessly through the crowd, like a true rockstar.

Mainland

Next up was Mainland, another personal favorite. The band currently is located in Los Angeles, but they originally formed in New York City (my current residing place), playing in the Mercury Lounge, as well as Pianos just down the street. “This is where the band started, so it’s good to be back,” lead singer Jordan Topf said. The rock band teased their nearly finished album by playing a very fitting song for the evening called “Hometown.” Recently the group released a single titled “I Found God” about the unifying power of love (go watch the music video; I highly recommend it). Before closing with the song, they explained that their goal was to show that no matter what was going on in our universe, love is the one thing that can bring us together and overcome all of the highs and lows of the rollercoaster that is life. “I want to see fireflies” Topf said as everyone pulled out their flashlights and sang along, creating a beautiful love filled room.

Finally The Wrecks came to the stage. Lead singer Nick Anderson stated “we only have three songs out, which according to our manager ‘does not suffice for a headlining tour’ so we’re going to play a bunch of stuff you haven’t heard,” and play new songs they did. These new songs included “Panic Vertigo” and “James Dean” as well as a few others.

The indie-rock band said that they have been working hard on making new songs, so hopefully they will be released for the rest of the world to hear soon. “We started as a supporting act a little over a year ago, and now we’re selling out The Mercury Lounge. That’s incredible!” They thanked the fans for coming out and joining them on their journey as they did a “fake encore.” Because there was no easy way for the band to leave the stage and come back, they jokingly said “ok good night! ….Oh we’re back! Let’s play three more songs!” and they closed the night with their biggest song, “Favorite Liar.”

The Wrecks

The Wrecks

The Wrecks

The Technicolors

The Technicolors

Mainland

Mainland

Mainland

Mainland

Mainland

Taylor Lyon

Taylor Lyon is a photography student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She has been pursuing photography for 4 years and currently focuses on music photography, street photograph, and portraits. More work at tadlphotos.com.

Mainland, The Wrecks and The Technicolors hit New York City’s Mercury Lounge as part of the Robot Army Tour

For the past month, The Wrecks have been touring the United States on their Robot Army Tour, bringing along bands Vesperteen, Mainland, and The Technicolors. I had a chance to see the tour in New York City, with Mainland and The Technicolors, two of my personal favorite bands, as openers.

The night started with The Technicolors, an indie-rock band from Arizona (my birthplace). The band opened with their song Neon Roses, my favorite song from their new album, Metaphysical (which you should totally check out if you haven’t already). The Technicolors truly rocked the night with their upbeat music and intricate guitar riffs, including a cover of The Troggs’s “Wild Thing”. The band closed their set with their song “Tonight You Are Mine,” while guitarist Sean Silverman walked effortlessly through the crowd, like a true rockstar.

Mainland

Next up was Mainland, another personal favorite. The band currently is located in Los Angeles, but they originally formed in New York City (my current residing place), playing in the Mercury Lounge, as well as Pianos just down the street. “This is where the band started, so it’s good to be back,” lead singer Jordan Topf said. The rock band teased their nearly finished album by playing a very fitting song for the evening called “Hometown.” Recently the group released a single titled “I Found God” about the unifying power of love (go watch the music video; I highly recommend it). Before closing with the song, they explained that their goal was to show that no matter what was going on in our universe, love is the one thing that can bring us together and overcome all of the highs and lows of the rollercoaster that is life. “I want to see fireflies” Topf said as everyone pulled out their flashlights and sang along, creating a beautiful love filled room.

Finally The Wrecks came to the stage. Lead singer Nick Anderson stated “we only have three songs out, which according to our manager ‘does not suffice for a headlining tour’ so we’re going to play a bunch of stuff you haven’t heard,” and play new songs they did. These new songs included “Panic Vertigo” and “James Dean” as well as a few others.

The indie-rock band said that they have been working hard on making new songs, so hopefully they will be released for the rest of the world to hear soon. “We started as a supporting act a little over a year ago, and now we’re selling out The Mercury Lounge. That’s incredible!” They thanked the fans for coming out and joining them on their journey as they did a “fake encore.” Because there was no easy way for the band to leave the stage and come back, they jokingly said “ok good night! ….Oh we’re back! Let’s play three more songs!” and they closed the night with their biggest song, “Favorite Liar.”

The Wrecks

The Wrecks

The Wrecks

The Technicolors

The Technicolors

Mainland

Mainland

Mainland

Mainland

Mainland

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